Contact Information

As a new Primary Care intern you'll work with many talented individuals from different offices to prepare you to begin your internship.  The program's main administrative contact is Monique Plinck for all program housestaff.

Monique Plinck
Senior Administrative Assistant, Yale Primary Care Residency Program
(Note:  Her office is located at 330 Cedar Street, LMP 1093 and the entrance is located on the first floor next to the stairs leading into the Fitkin Amphitheater.)
203-785-6105 tel
203-785-7258 fax
monique.plinck@yale.edu

Match List

To Do

The new intern "To Do" list is below.  Please read each section and follow the instructions.  Pay particular attention to dates and who should receive the information requested. 

You are strongly encouraged to respond promptly to any correspondence you receive from the Housestaff Office, from your Residency Program Coordinator, from our Internal Medicine Registrar (imrp.registrar@yale.edu) and from your Chiefs.  Please read all communication carefully that you receive this Spring and respond as requested. Thank you!

TO DO List for Newly Matched Interns

On Match Day 2016 (Friday, March 18th) please watch for an email from our Yale Department of Internal Medicine Registrar (imrp.registrar@yale.edu) with a link to accept your NRMP Matched Position with your Yale Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program.  You must reply to accept your internship by Monday, March 21st, 2016 by 4pm (EST). Thank you!



On Match Day 2016 (Friday, March 18th) please watch for a 2nd email from our Yale Internal Medicine Registrar (imrp.registrar@yale.edu) with a link to our Yale Matched Intern Survey.  Our survey will ask you for some basic information that your residency program will need from your right away.  Please complete this survey no later than Monday, March 21st by 4pm (EST). Thank you!
You Chiefs will be sending you email requests and information in March, April, May and June which you should watch for.  Sometime this Spring they'll be asking you about any personal plans you may have during the academic year that they should know about to help them plan your intern rotation schedule.

The Yale Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program Interns - DO NOT COMPLETE ANY VA Forms.  You won't be rotating at the VA.


All Yale Internal Medicine-Traditional Residency Program Interns - COMPLETE all 4 VA FORMS below and return PDF copies * to our Yale IM-Registrar no later than April 1st.


All Yale Primary Care Residency Program Interns - COMPLETE all 4 VA FORMS below and return PDF copies * to our Yale IM-Registrar no later than April 1st.


RETURN all VA FORMS TO:  * Emailing PDF copies to ourYale Internal Medicine Registrar (imrp.registrar@yale.edu) is preferred.  PDF's not convenient for you, please mail your VA Forms to our Yale IM-Registrar (address below):  


Yale Internal Medicine-Registrar

Yale Department of Internal Medicine

PO Box 208030

333 Cedar Street (LMP 1093)

New Haven, CT 06520-8030


Instructions:  Open all 4 hyperlinks below for all VA forms.  Complete every form - all 4 sections please.  


Questions about completing the VA FORMS below, please email or call Elizabeth (Liz) Castellon, our VA administrative contact for the Yale Department of Internal Medicine Residency Programs.  Please be aware Liz works part-time Mondays and Tuesdays (7:30am-4pm) and Wednesdays (7:30am-noon).  

Email:  elizabeth.castellon@va.gov

  1. VA Instructions and Application Paperwork (2016)
  2. vha-10-2850d-fill (2016)
  3. OF306 (2016)
  4. SF61 (2016)

Please email your Yale Residency Program Coordinator (list below) a headshot photo of yourself (.jpeg format - headshot) for your Yale University ID Badge by Friday, April 15th.  During your Intern Orientation there will be time scheduled for you to go get your HOSPITAL ID Badge.  If your Yale Residency Program Coordinator receives your photo by April 15th, you won't have to stand in line for your Yale University ID Badge this June during Intern Orientation AND your residency coordinator have your Yale University ID ready for you when you arrive for Intern Orientation this June!  You'll need a Yale University ID Badge for access to the Yale  Medical School Library and other Yale University buildings, shuttles, and access to other Yale services both on the Yale Medical School Campus and Yale Central Campus.  


Yale Medical School Graduates: If you want to change your photo on your Yale University ID Badge, send your headshot photo to your Yale Residency Program Coordinator.  During Intern Orientation in June you MUST go the Yale Medical School Security/ID Office in the basement of the medical school and get a new Yale University ID with your new "Associate" Yale University ID Badge.


Photo Requirements:  The requirements for the photo that we need from you are the same as US Passport photo requirements.  Make sure your headshot photo that you send meets the same requirements as a US Passport.

  • Yale Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Program Interns - Email your photo (.jpeg format) to Mary Sarah Thanas (marysarah.thanas@yale.edu)
  • Yale Internal Medicine-Traditional Program Interns - Email your photo (.jpeg format) to Nancy DiLella (nancy.dilella@yale.edu)
  • Yale Primary Care Program Interns - Email your photo (.jpeg format) to Monique Plinck (monique.plinck@yale.edu)

Yale Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program Interns are NOT scheduled for Electives during their internship year. 


Yale Internal Medicine-Traditional Residency Program Interns and the Yale Primary Care Residency Program Interns will receive an email on Monday, May 16th, with a link and your unique password to our Yale Department of Internal Medicine Web-Based Elective Schedule Request.  You'll be able to prioritize your internship elective choices and submit them with "1" being your first choice.  Elective descriptions are provided when you login.  You'll have 1 week to login to submit your elective choices by Monday, May 23rdat 11pm.  Interns will be emailed this request at the email address you submitted to the Yale Internal Medicine Registrar when you completed the Yale Intern Match Survey directly after Match Day.


FAQ's about Electives:


Q: When will I receive my elective rotations?  A:  Just before your clinical rotations begin on June 21st you'll receive an email with a PDF listing the electives you received.  You'll also see your electives posted to your AMION schedules and in your MedHub schedules.


Q:  What if I didn't receive an elective during one of my elective blocks?  A:  Barbara Wanciak will know who didn't match for one of their elective choices during one of their elective blocks and will work with you to schedule another elective during that empty block.


Q: When can I begin requesting changes to my elective schedule as a new Intern?  A:  Due to the enormous demand,  no electives during Block 1 will be changed.  Guideline...Please don't contact Barbara Wanciak to change an elective until early July.


Q: What if I want to change an elective?  A:  In July, you may email Barbara Wanciak at barbara.wanciak@yale.edu who schedules all electives throughout each academic year for all Yale Department of Internal Medicine Interns and Residents (all residency programs).  Barbara will update your AMION schedule and she'll notify the elective faculty contact(s) and elective administrative staff contact(s) that you are scheduled.  Contacts for electives receive new schedules for their elective(s) from Barbara every 2 weeks just before each block switch date.  The elective schedules the contacts receive contain your email address and your rotation dates (start/end).  Interns are responsible for communicating their clinic schedules or call schedules to elective faculty contacts and administrators.


Q:  Where are the elective descriptions located?  A:  You'll see elective descriptions when you login to our web-based elective database to prioritize and submit your elective choices.  After you have access to MedHub, you'll find elective descriptions on your MedHub (homepage) in the Resources and Documents section (homepage) look in the Electives Folder.  Please be aware that not all electives are offered to interns.  You'll receive access to MedHub some time during Intern Orientation- an email will be sent to you by the Hospital GME Office with a link to MedHub and a temporary password.


Q:  How will I know where to go for my elective?  A:  Always refer to the elective descriptions located on your MedHub homepage in the Resources and Documents section / Electives folder.  Faculty Elective Directors  and their elective administrative staff contacts are listed in the description.  Pay attention to the IMPORTANT INFORMATION Section in the elective description which is provided by Faculty Elective Director for scheduled house staff.  The IMPORTANT INFORMATION section often provides instructions about what they want you to do either before you begin your rotation or on the morning of your first rotation day.   Another resource is to ask any of the residents in your program, your program Chiefs, or your program faculty if you are unsure about where to go for your elective rotation.


Q:  What if I want a research elective during my Internship? A:  Research electives are NOT offered in the Elective Schedule Request.  Please email Barbara Wanciak at barbara.wanciak@yale.edu regarding a research elective rotation during your internship.  See information below.


Research Electives:  Each of our residency programs is unique in their approach to approving research elective proposals and each have an identified research director.  In general, formal research electives will only be scheduled through your Yale Residency Program's Research in Residency Program (RIR Program) during your PGY2 year and PGY3 year (apply in PGY2 year).  The purpose of this is to ensure that research projects are well vetted, executed, and appropriately mentored.  Independent research can be done as non-research in residency program electives as time permits and within programs specifically designed for this purpose. Under special circumstances non-RIR Program research electives can be scheduled with special permission from the PD.  Examples include requests from interns/residents who will not be eligible to apply for the RIR Program (e.g., preliminary interns and physician scientist residents) as well as residents with special needs (e.g., medical issues that preclude clinical activities). Research  must be accompanied by a well-considered, formal proposal and guarantee oversight by a Yale faculty mentor.  SHOULD your proposal for research elective rotation be approved by your program, Barbara Wanciak will update your AMION schedule.




Every Yale Department of Internal Medicine new intern will receive an automated email that WE EXPECT you'll receive from Yale-New Haven Hospital by early May 2016 (exact date unknown) with information about how to login to the "Red Carpet Portal."  The "Red Carpet Portal" is the title of the hospital's web-based YNHH mandatory training for physician trainees.  Please watch your email for this important message from the hospital.  You will receive the email address you provided our Yale Internal Medicine Registrar for all our Medicine Residency Programs in our Matched Intern Survey that you completed just after Match Day.


Please call the YNHH House Staff Office at (203) 688-2259 if you have ANY questions or concerns about the "Red Carpet Portal" (i.e. didn't get the email with the link and your login, unable to login, etc.)


IMPORTANT:  Interns who do NOT complete the hospital's "Red Carpet Portal" web-based YNHH Mandatory Training before they arrive for Intern Orientation on June 13th may not participate in any Intern Orientation activities.

In May (not sure of exact date) the Yale-New Haven Hospital House Staff Office will MAIL every new intern your HOSPITAL CONTRACT to sign and return.  Please call the YNHH House Staff Office at 203-688-1449 if you DO NOT receive your contract in the mail by mid-May.  The Hospital will warn interns that those interns who don't return their HOSPITAL CONTRACT to the YNHH House Staff Office before their Intern Orientation begins on June 13th, may not participate in Intern Orientation.

It's imperative that all Yale Department of Internal Medicine new interns email our Yale Internal Medicine Registrar (imrp.registrar@yale.edu) a copy (.jpeg photo or PDF) of your Medical School Diploma as soon as you receive it.  


Q: When does the Yale IM-Registrar require a copy of my Medical School Diploma?  A: Our Yale IM-Registrar would like to receive a copy of your Medical School Diploma as soon as you receive it, preferably no later than June 13, 2016.


Q: What if I don't receive my Medical School Diploma by June 13, 2016, the first day of Intern Orientation?  A: We understand that some Medical School's do NOT provide diplomas immediately after medical school graduation and may receive their diplomas after your internship begins this June.  If your diploma is mailed to you at a forwarding address in another state or country AFTER you have arrived to Connecticut, please ask the people who received your diploma to take a clear picture of it and send that to you.  The .jpeg photo of your diploma must be legible where all details in the photo are discernible (i.e. your name, degree(s), dates, name of medical school).


Q: What format will the Yale IM-Registrar accept?  A: Electronic format (.jpeg or PDF) is much preferred over a paper copy.


Q: Is it okay to take a photo of my Medical School Diploma from my phone and email that to you?  A: Yes. Sending us a .jpeg photo of your medical school diploma is acceptable as long as the .jpeg photo of your medical school diploma is legible where all details in the photo are discernible (i.e. your name, degree(s), dates, name of medical school).


Q: Do I need to get my Medical School Diploma translated into English?  A: Yes.  Check with your medical school whether they provide translated copies to their graduates.


Q: Can I make a copy of my Medical School Diploma in the Yale Residency Program Staff Office when I arrive for Intern Orientation on June 13, 2016?  A: Of course!  Your Yale Residency Program Staff Office (LMP 1093) has a copier that is able to copy very large medical school diplomas.  However, to avoid damaging your medical school diploma we would advise that you try to obtain a PDF copy or take a photo (.jpeg format) in advance of your arrival for Intern Orientation.


Q: Will I have to provide a copy of my Medical School Diploma to any other office other than the Yale Residency Program Office?  A:  Yes. You will be required to provide the YNHH House Staff Office with a copy of your medical school diploma during Intern Orientation in June.  Keep in mind the YNHH House Staff Office is an entirely different office than your Yale University Residency Program Office and you are responsible for providing them with an additional copy.

Orientation

The Yale Department of Internal Medicine-Education, Intern Orientation for the Yale Primary Care Residency Program new interns begins on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. at The Anlyan Center (TAC) Auditorium, 300 Cedar Street (first floor), New Haven, CT (corner of Cedar Street and Congress Avenue).  Intern orientation activities end on Monday, June 20th.  The next morning, interns begin clinical rotations with Medicine on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 with pre-rounds.

  • Participation in daily Intern Orientation Activities from June 13 to June 20 (all days) is mandatory Contact Monique Plinck at monique.plinck@yale.edu with any concerns or questions.
  • Your Orientation Schedule will be provided to you on the first day of intern orientation (June 13th) when you register that morning.

Will I have time off during intern orientation?

Most weekday orientation sessions end at 5:00pm or 6:00pm.  Although orientation is quite full with training sessions and mandatory activities, there are also social events and down time built into the schedule.  Spouses, significant others and children are invited to all orientation social events.

Who do I contact if I am late or cannot attend an intern orientation session?

All intern orientation activities are either mandated by Yale-New Haven Hospital or by the Yale Department of Internal Medicine.  It is imperative that you attend every session for which you are scheduled.  In the event of an unforeseen emergency or illness, please contact Monique Plinck at monique.plinck@yale.edu or 203-785-6105, and/or your Chiefs (see "Chiefs & Faculty" tab for email).

Frequently Asked Questions by Newly Matched Interns

What is the AY2016-2017 Salary for PGY-1 Interns?

In the Spring of 2016 we will post the AY2016-17 Salary for all PGY-1 Interns. The AY2015-2016 Salary for all PGY-1 Interns is $60,900.
  • Please call the YNHH Housestaff Office at 203-688-2259 if you have any questions or concerns about your salary.

When will I receive my first paycheck?

Provided that all required Y-NHH paperwork for the intern is received by the Y-NHH Housestaff Office BEFORE the first day of intern orientation on June 13th, and provided that all required web-based mandatory training is completed by the intern before orientation, the first intern paycheck (paper check) will be distributed to the intern by their residency program's administrator (Monique Plinck) on June 23rd, 2016 (2 days pay as long as you began on June 13th).  The second paycheck will be distributed on July 7th, 2016 (2 weeks pay if you began on June 13th).  Monique will notify new interns when they may pick up their first paycheck from her.  PLEASE NOTE:  Employment/pay begins on the first day the intern participates in orientation.

Who can provide me with an employment letter?

Please contact our IM Registrar at imrp.registrar@yale.edu if you need a letter of employment for an apartment rental, home purchase, etc.

When will our rotation schedules be finalized?

Rotation Schedules will be finalized in June by the five (5) Yale Primary Care/Combined Medicine Pediatrics Chiefs.  See "Schedule Requests" tab.

When do intern rotations begin?

Interns scheduled to begin Block 1 on a inpatient service/floor rotation will start on TUESDAY morning, June 21, 2016 with pre-rounds.

Interns scheduled to begin Block 1 on an either an elective rotation or an ambulatory block rotation, as opposed to an inpatient service/floor rotation, will start on TUESDAY morning, June 21, 2016.

Do I need to obtain an ACLS certification before I arrive for orientation in June?

You do not need to obtain your ACLS certification before you arrive.  An ACLS course will be provided for during orientation week, free of charge to you.

Do I need to attend the ACLS course if I am already ACLS certified?

If your ACLS certification was obtained within 2 months of your start date at YNHH (June 13th), you do NOT need to repeat the course.  HOWEVER, you DO need to report to the scheduled ACLS class during the intern orientation so that the instructor can document your certification and excuse you from the course and exam. IF your ACLS certification was obtained MORE than two months prior to your start date at YNHH (June 13th), you MUST take the ACLS course during our intern orientation.

Who do I contact if I am late or cannot attend an intern orientation session?

All intern orientation activities are either mandated by Yale-New Haven Hospital or by the Yale Department of Internal Medicine.  It is imperative that you attend every session for which you are scheduled.  In the event of an unforeseen emergency or illness, please contact Monique Plinck at monique.plinck@yale.edu or 203-785-6105, and/or your Chiefs (see "Chiefs & Faculty" tab for email).

How can I streamline the employee on-boarding process?

Review the "To Do" list for Interns and respond to all requests promptly or by the date indicated.  Watch for email correspondence this Spring from the YNHH House Staff Office, from your Program's Administrator/Coordinator (Monique Plinck), from our Registrar (imrp.registrar@yale.edu) and your Chiefs.  Please read all communication you receive carefully this Spring.

Living in Connecticut - Helpful Hyperlinks for your Transition to Connecticut

Many of you will be moving to Connecticut for the first time in June.  Below are a list of helpful hyperlinks to assist you as you settle into your new home.


Banks

Cable/Phone


Child Care Resources (Yale University / Office of New Haven and State Affairs website)

Child Care Resources (Yale University Worklife Program website - See the Child Care Directory to locate a resource in Connecticut). 


  • Please Note:  As new interns this June you will be an employee of Yale-New Haven Hospital, with a Yale University ID and a Yale email. Your upcoming Yale University status may be important for you to understand while researching child care options this Spring. Once your Yale University status is activated this June, you'll have access to Yale resources and to Yale buildings located on the medical school campus.


Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles

Connecticut Town Listing


Housing

Local Newspapers

Utilities

Schedule Requests

Primary Care new interns will complete 2 separate schedule requests this Spring.

  1. Intern Schedule Request ...Your AY2016-17 Yale Primary Care Chiefs will communicate with you this Spring regarding when to expect the intern schedule request.
  2. Elective Schedule Request... See the "To Do" List for additional Information about Submitting your Elective Schedule Request.  Please watch for an email delivered to you on Monday, May 16th with your Yale Department of Internal Medicine Elective Schedule Request that will have a hyperlink, your login and password, and instructions to submit your elective choices (10 of them) which you will be asked to submit no later than Monday, May 23rd, 2016 by 11pm.  The Elective Schedule Request will allow you to choose your elective rotation preferences from a descriptive list of electives provided so that you may prioritize the electives you choose with "1" being your first choice. Please contact Barbara Wanciak if you have any questions or concerns about the elective schedule request.

Chiefs

AY2016-2017 Yale Primary Care/Combined Medicine-Pediatric Residency Programs' Chiefs (YPC/MP Chiefs 16-17) will use a common Yale email address (see below) to communicate with all their programs' interns and residents.


Chiefs email address: to be announced

Chiefs email display name:  Yale PC/MP Chiefs 16-17


AY16-17 Yale PC/MP Chiefs...

  • Dr. Aba Osseo-Asare
  • Dr. Benjamin Howell
  • Dr. Kristen Rake (MP Chief)
  • Dr. Atsuko Yamahiro

The two Chiefs below support our Yale Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program(s) and are based at the VA Medical Center (West Haven, CT)...

  • Dr. Kenneth Morford,  AY16-17 VA Center of Excellence Chief
  • Dr. Alexandra Norcott, AY16-17 VA Quality Chief


Program Directors (Core Faculty)

We have a Core Faculty web page where you may view all our YPC core faculty profiles.  Please feel free to contact any of our faculty at any time.

Faculty Program Directors: